Muipido developed the first accurate solar calendar, dividing the 345-day year into twenty months of 17 or 18 days based on the lunar cycle. This calendar was borrowed by Kharul,… Read more »
In the calendar used by the ancient cultures of the Lagendeda River, the new year started on the fall equinox. This was when the land was recovering from the dry… Read more »
The Kharulian word for a “loose” (non-palatalized) consonant is samlyúmon [samʲˈlʲu.mɔn], from the verb root malyum “to release”. Of the five consonants in samlyúmon, the s, second m, and n… Read more »
Consonant sounds in Kharulian come in “tight” (palatalized) and “loose” (non-palatalized) variants. The Kharulian word for a “tight” consonant is sablon [sabˈɫɔn], from the verb root fal “to squeeze”. Unfortunately… Read more »
The Kharulian word for a consonant letter or sound is sagazdará [sa.ɡəz.dəˈra], literally “that is rough”. Unlike the case with vowels, written consonants normally correspond one-to-one with spoken consonants, though… Read more »
Continuing from yesterday’s entry, morphologically fickle vowels in Kharulian are called ich [itʃ] (singular ílyit [ˈi.lʲət]), which means “gaps” or “openings”. The second i in ílyit is an example, since… Read more »
The Kharulian word for “vowel letter” is saghyázlara [saˈʝaz.ɫa.ra], literally “that is smooth”. The word is also used for “vowel sound”, but it only applies to vowel sounds that appear… Read more »
The Kharulian word for “letter” (of the alphabet) is únus [ˈu.nus], a word that owes its existence to a bizarre morphological coincidence. The Kharulians first learned to write from the… Read more »
rwíbyis [ˈrˠi.bʲəs], the Kharulian word for “tongue”. Under Muipidan influence, rwíbyis is also used to mean “language”, especially by scholars; the usual word is fat “speech”.
pwirízhit [pˠiˈɹ̠ʲi.ʒət], “to be defensive”, literally “hand-bite”. Scholars use this to mean “resort to insults in a debate”.